Boring, amazing things that make your life easier.
This may not be the sexiest post, but I felt like sharing some of the things around our home that I feel have made jobs around the house easier, better or more fun. OK, not more fun, but definitely the first two.
Amazing for a quick hoover up round the kitchen table after a messy dinner. You can leave the heavy one in the cupboard and keep this to hand. Even sucks up the crumbs from surfaces before wiping, so you don’t have to do that gross bits-in-jay-cloth-collecting thing. Ours is a little £25 Black and Decker.
Weaning Little P was a messy, tricky ‘mare before I laid my hands on these. Quick to freeze and a cinch to pop out. Saves stabbing yourself in the hand trying to prise food out of plastic ice cube trays with a knife.
Ours are Annabel Karmel by NUK ones.
Bedside table crates
These were such a great find from Crates 4 You – our bedroom is in the loft space and our tables stand in front of eaves doors which we often need access to. The casters on these crates make them easily moveable, and I think look cool too. Love the industrial look and whitewash finish.
We’ve previously had the stand alone bins which often get in the way and get particularly skanky lids. You need a separate recycling bin too these days, so stuff would just accumulate nearby or in a smaller bin which would end up overflowing. We sacrificed a cupboard – but I wouldn’t do without this brilliant bin now, with separate sections for normal rubbish and recycling. Sad, but incredibly useful and tidy.
Hooks for bags
A tiny addition that has really cleared up our hallway. We’ve fitted them into a really tiny space – and prevents cluttering up the space as soon as you walk in.
Milton sterilising tablets
We ditched our electric steamer in favour of these. So easy – you just wash up your bottles, and dunk them in a big pot of water with one of these in. Hey presto – sterile for 24 hours in just 15 mins. And no need to store your bottles anywhere, or have them clutter up your draining board – you just fish them out when you need them and don’t even need to rinse. Old school, but why complicate things? You can get them from Boots for £1.01 for 28!
Another seemingly ridiculous thing to be writing about, but this Joseph Joseph invention has sorted out our scrubbers, brushes and cloths no end! Keeps them in tip top nick, out of the sink grime and looks (kinda) cool too.
I almost hate myself for writing this potentially very boring post, but I’ve really enjoyed it! Oh dear. Clearly, I need to get out more. Hope it was helpful…